Start stealing the best get-well-soon Ayurvedic tips your grand-mom and Western medicine never told you now.
The COVID-19 is rolling in full force this year, and for many it’s too late to talk about prevention. But Ayurveda has some time-tested tips and tricks to get you well sooner or making your body combat fit against the Corona Virus.
Even though India is prepared with its disaster management teams against Corona Virus this pandemic may seem to be instilling fear in many now that it has claimed several lives and seems to be spreading like a wild fire.
Whats more important now more then ever in such health and safety crisis is to be prepared then to get cured for which ayurveda has been known for years. Ayurveda is the only form of medicine which does not believe in just curing a disease but also eliminating it completely in your body or making your body strong against it so that it never happens in the first place.
Ayurveda as you know is a thousand year old form of medicinal process involving ancient recipes of herbs and spices from your own kitchen. Making it all the more cost effective and readily available. This kind of medicine is mostly practices in india but in third tier cities probably the reason Corona Virus still havent hit any of the these cities yet.
However Ayurveda has got alot of secrets to share with all of you today that will help you build up your immunity.
Tulsi is considered one of the most purifying Ayurvedic herbs. When it comes to colds and flus, tulsi can help reduce headaches and fevers, relieve congestion, and support digestion. Mildly warming, tulsi is known for soothing the nerves, supporting healthy emotions, and enhancing mental clarity. It’s also a great tea when going through rough times in life. Ayurveda recommends that people fighting the flu or cold try drinking one or two cups of tulsi a day, and that the original flavor is the best at helping fight a cold or take two tablets of tulsi everyday from readily available Ayurvedic brands.Note: avoid tulsi during pregnancy or high-pitta conditions like acid reflux or hot flashes.
If anyone doesnt know about turmeric for cold then I would say you did missed alot in your childhood pal for my grandmother used to give me alot of turmeric milk when I fell sick. Turmeric is an immune-boosting spice. There may not be a better herb to amp up the immunity needed fight off a flu, as it boasts natural anti-viral properties as well as energy-, mood-, and digestion-boosting properties. At the first sign of the flu, simply mix together equally parts raw honey and turmeric powder.
Take 1 teaspoon of the paste every few hours. To make the formula more potent, mix 16 parts turmeric to 1 part black pepper and make a paste with raw honey, and you’ve got a pretty amazing remedy.
Ginger tea is good for more than your digestion it is also a powerful expectorant and helps get rid of phlegm (kapha dosha). Try a cup of this pungent, warming tea to expel congestion, reduce gas and bloating and support good circulation.Its robust kick makes it a great caffeine-free choice for burning off mental fog, enhancing alertness, and sharpening focus while bogged down with the flu.
To make your own ginger tea, we recommends steeping three to five slices of fresh ginger in hot water. Note: Anyone with ulcers, inflammatory skin conditions, or bleeding disorders should avoid ginger tea.
This adaptogenic herb has been shown to reduce stress and boost the immune system. An adaptogen, it helps restore the endurance, energy, and stamina we need to fight the flu. It is, however, not a stimulant. It is an herb with overall nervine tonic benefits—energizing the body when it needs it during the day and calming overactive nerves for easy and restful sleep at night. To help fight the flu, take 500 milligrams of the whole root after meals. Giloy tablets , liquid and powders are available in Ayurvedic medicine brands.Note that it’s always wise to check with your doctor before taking any supplements.
Gentle yoga can help when you’re feeling under the weather. Vigorous pranayama is often too irritating when you’re sick, but practicing mindful breathing can clear congestion, enhance circulation, and restore a balanced energy flow throughout your body. Its great if you can complete one to three minutes of Complete Yogic Breath, or Three-Part Breath (pranayam)several times per day.
Here’s how: Sit up or lie down with a long, straight spine.Direct the inhalation down toward the belly, then take in more breath to flare the ribcage, and finally take in a bit more breath for the upper chest (never force or strain), exhale thoroughly and begin again. The breath may feel heavy and resistant at first, but with mindful repetition, this simple practice can help clear, purify, and lighten the body and mind when most needed.
Once you feel up to it, then gentle, rolling-around- the-floor stretching can help open up your chest, relieve stiffness, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.
The skin is the largest organ of your body, and it can have up to 1 billion microbes per square centimeter. Not only that, but the sensory neurons on the skin can be aggravated by many different environmental factors, such as weather, stress, travel, clothing, and more.
Applying oil to the skin can calm these neurons and as a result the central nervous system, which needs a full tank of fuel when fighting the flu. Oiling the skin can keep the skin microbiome healthy, which in turn supports our immunity and the active communication between the skin microbes, the environmental microbes, the gut microbes and the function of the whole body.
Sun exposure can do wonders for your immune system. People who get less sun exposure are twice as likely to get a cough and three times as likely to get a runny nose, compared to those with the most sun exposure. The reason behind this is vitamin D3, which activates immune-boosting proteins. To make sure you are getting an adequate amount of vitamin D3, spend some time outside or supplement with 2,000 to 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.
8. Salt Gargles
This trick is a simple and effective Ayurvedic favorite. Gargling warm salt water not only helps loosen any stubborn mucus in the throat, it also cleans out bacteria and germs. Dissolve a half teaspoon of high-quality Himalayan salt or sea salt into a half cup of warm water. Gargle for at least 30 seconds and repeat twice a day while sick, and at least once a day throughout the week after sickness has cleared up.
Note: Its Recommended doing this rinse on an empty stomach and checking with your doctor if you are on a sodium-restricted diet. Make sure to clean the cup you use in between rinses to avoid bacteria building up.
The virus can really run you down and compromise your immune system, making it harder to fight back against the virus. The ability to employ your own immunity can be enhanced by delivering the immune-boosting nutrition we need by ingesting one of Ayurveda’s most famous rejuvenating formulas called Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash over 40 different herbs and is full of vitamin C and antioxidants needed to help fight off the flu.
10. Healthy food
Combat the virus with healthy food. Ayurveda treats symptoms with opposite qualities, so when bogged down with thick, heavy, sticky congestion, Ayurveda recommends eating light, clear foods.Seek out clear broths, clear liquids and vegetables that take on a translucent quality once they’re cooked.Avoid foods that might be harder to digest, like meat, dairy,and sticky breads.
Hope this helps you getting prepared well against any future health problems and dont forget to follow public protocols for pandemic likes masks & sanitizers.